pizza

Fertility Food Friday: Marinated Veggie Pizzas

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Say what? You didn’t think pizza was a fertility-friendly food?! When it’s loaded with garden-fresh veggies and prepared lovingly in your own kitchen, there is no reason not to throw a pizza party!

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teriyaki stir fry 2-min

Fertility Food Friday: Teriyaki Stir Fry

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.
@RootToFruitRHN

The Harvard Nurses Health Study is the largest, most comprehensive, long-term study of diet and fertility ever conducted. It found that adding one serving per day of red meat, chicken, or turkey increased the risk of ovulatory infertility by nearly one-third.

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potato salad

Fertility Food Friday: Potato Salad with Lemon-Hemp Dressing

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Potato salad may not seem like a fertility-boosting dish, and the thick stuff you’ll find at your supermarket’s deli counter certainly is not. This healthy, dairy-free, vegan potato salad uses hemp seeds to achieve a creamy dressing instead of mayo. Best of all, you can probably find most of the fresh ingredients at your local farmer’s market at this time of year. It tastes like summer in a bowl! Full of vitamin C, healthy fats, minerals, protein, and liver-cleansing veggies, enjoy this potato salad guilt-free as part of your healthy fertility diet. Or, bring it to share at a potluck or BBQ and watch it disappear.

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blueberry smoothie

Fertility Food Friday: Blueberry-Mint Smoothie

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Fruit smoothies with greens are perfect for light summer snacks; they make use of all the garden-fresh ingredients available, are cooling to the body, and provide extra hydration. Adding lettuce greens to your fruit smoothies is a great way of including more green foods in your diet, and the fruit usually masks the taste of the greens so you won’t feel like you’re drinking a salad.

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Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam

Fertility Food Friday: Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam

 

Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Hooray for strawberry season! If you’re like me and you bought a large basket at the farmer’s market and now find yourself in a race against time to use up all those beautiful berries before they go overripe and mushy, then this is a recipe for you. Spoon this stuff on toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or plain yogurt for a sweet fruity treat without the refined sugar that traditional jam is known for.

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Cranberry-Cinnamon Seed Loaf

Fertility Food Friday: Cranberry-Cinnamon Seed Loaf

Cranberry-Cinnamon Seed Loaf

 

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

This recipe is inspired by Sarah Britton’s “Life-Changing Loaf of Bread” from her fabulous blog, My New Roots. I’ve changed up and added a few ingredients and offer the method that works best for me.

This is a dense, hearty bread with so many things going for it, starting with the fact that it is super easy, as far as baked goods go. It always turns out perfect (except the time I forgot to grease the pan…). Loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, and a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals, it also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan! It’s also in a very easily-digestible format, due to the fact that the ingredients are soaked for several hours before baking.

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Fertility food: cauliflower soup

Fertility Food Friday: My Creamy Cauliflower Concoction

Fertility food: cauliflower soup

 

 Recipe by Nikki Hurst, RHN at The Movement Studio

To help enhance your fertility, you want to eat more whole foods, and less processed and refined foods. Foods rich in fibre and phytonutrients not only provide the body with optimal fuel, but also energy, clear skin, and efficient body system function.

This soup recipe provides a filling, creamy, and delicious meal without the unnecessary fats, fillers and preservatives store-bought soups encompass.

 

Bonus: it is super simple to make and also freezes nicely!

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Fertility Food Friday: Lentil Pâté

Fertility Food Friday: Lentil Pâté

This nutrient rich and entirely plant-based recipe is a perfect substitute for liver pâté. Due to its high levels of retinol, or Vitamin A, it is not recommended that you eat liver while trying to conceive or are pregnant. Serve this as an appetizer at your next get-together and I guarantee it will be gone as quick as you serve it.

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Fertility Food Friday: Creamy Tahini Veggie Sauté

Fertility Food: Creamy Tahini Veggie Sauté

 

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

The Harvard Nurses Health Study is the largest, most comprehensive, long-term study of diet and fertility ever conducted. It found that adding one serving per day of red meat, chicken, or turkey increased the risk of ovulatory infertility by nearly one-third. This does not mean that everyone trying to conceive must adopt a fully vegetarian diet; high-quality, ethically raised animal products can be an important part of a nourishing, supportive fertility diet for most people.

However, it would be wise to learn to cook at least a handful of delicious vegetarian dishes, especially if you usually eat a lot of meat. This Creamy Tahini Veggie Sauté is one such recipe you’ll want to have up your sleeve. It’s rich, incredibly flavourful, and I’ve even seen meat-lovers swoon over it. Folate, antioxidants, iodine, selenium, and calcium are just a few of the fertility-loving nutrients contained within every yummy bite.

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